Mongol Playing Cards

Beautifully illustrated Mongol playing cards made by Piatnik & Söhne AG, Wien, 1973, with courts in traditional costume. The deel, or kaftan, is the Mongolian traditional costume. It is a long, loose gown cut in one piece with a high collar and overlaps at the front. The deel is girdled with a sash. Each ethnic group living in Mongolia has its own deel design distinguished by cut, colour, and trimming. The Culture of Mongolia is a mix of Buddhism and old Soviet, and the Mongol nomadic way of life with influences from Tibet and China. Mongols have a lot of epic heroes from ancient times.

Mongol Playing Cards made by Piatnik & Söhne AG, Wien, 1973

Above: Mongol Playing Cards made by Piatnik & Söhne AG, Wien, 1973. Images courtesy Rex Pitts.

Last Updated September 09, 2017 at 10:45am


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